Rhea Perlman is going back to a place where everybody knows her name... television!
The Cheers star has been cast in the third season of Fox's The Mindy Project in a recurring role, TVLinereports. Perlman, who played grumpy barmaid Carla in the famed '80s sitcom, will play mother to Danny (Chris Messina) on the Mindy Kaling-starring comedy.
Dan Hedaya, who played Perlman's husband on Cheers, also appeared on Mindy Project as Danny's dad. Perlman most recently appeared on TV Land's Kirstie, which was a Cheers reunion of sorts with Kirstie Alley playing the lead in that show. Perlman won four Emmys during her run on Cheers.
Season 3 of The Mindy Project premieres Sept. 16 at 9:30/8:30c on Fox.
What do you think of this casting?Check out Perlman and the cast of Cheers when they recently reunited: